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Tailor made trips and tours in Ecuador

Welcome to Ecuador

This small nation straddles the equator and is richly endowed with snowy Andean peaks towering over emerald-green foothills, rivers winding through tropical jungles, and beyond all this, in the Pacific, lie the Galapagos Islands. Ecuador offers a fascinating blend of colonial and indigenous cultures: charming towns and villages, colourful indigenous markets, pre-Colombian artefacts and extravagant architecture.

The travel options to the Galapagos are so many and so varied that we have a separate section devoted exclusively to the Galapagos. The Galapagos is such a complex destination that we have a dedicated specialist, who is resident in Quito, Ecuador, to focus specifically on Ecuador and the Galapagos      

Trips and tours

Volcano Trek - Cotopaxi

The volcano of Cotopaxi rises majestically above the Andean Cordilleras and is one of the most active volcanoes in Ecuador. With its perfect cone shape reaching...

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Andean Treasures

We run this brilliant tour once a month. People come from all over the world to form a mixed-nationality group of a max 12 persons. The guide is tri-lingual (English, Quechua and Spanish) and you will discover the wonderful natural mountain landscapes, beautiful colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca and the local people who are waiting to welcome you.

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Cruising in the Amazon Rainforest

An incredible voyage to the Amazon Rainforest visiting national parks, natural and biological reserves and meeting indigenous people.

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Napo Wildlife Centre (NWC)

In the heart of one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet is Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park. This part of the Amazon Basin is rich with extraordinary wildlife and a vibrant local culture.

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Mantarraya Lodge

This lovely little family-managed seaside lodge is within the Machalilla National Park in the province of Manabi, just 5 minutes’ drive from Puerto López, a beautiful fishing village on Ecuador's Pacific coast.

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Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve

This newly open lodge in the Ecuadorean cloud forest really is something special...

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La Rabida Hotel, Quito

La Rábida is an old traditional home recently restored to a first class hotel. It’s just off Ave Cristobal Colon which is one of the main drags through Quito’s throbbing centre. Great location, wonderful hospitality and excellent value.

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Hacienda Zuleta, Cloud Forest near Quito

110 Km NE of Quito is a wonderful private hacienda (farm) with loads to do in a peaceful setting, with the added attraction of Condors!

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highlights and hidden gems

The Devil’s Nose Train: Tren Crucero

It’s back! 2013 saw the restoration work completed and one of the world’s most exciting railway journeys back on the Adventure Travel menu!

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Miguel de Cervantes Prize

Looking for a good read while travelling in Latin America? Then tune in to this prize and see some of the best Spanish authors (don’t worry! Translations are generally available!)

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A couple of hours north of Quito is the small town of Otavalo, famous for its markets and resident people who are recognisable by their traditional dress.

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Mindo Largo, Cloud Forest

If you enjoy natural habitats but don’t fancy the arduous flight/launch/dugout canoe trek to get into the Amazon, this is your solution. Fantastic birdlife, glorious surroundings and easy to get to!

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Ecuador weather and climate

Ecuador Weather

Find out more about the three zones of Ecuador climate...

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